What Makes an Explosion Happen?
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The combination of intermolecular hydrogen bond (X:H–Y) tension and the anti-HB (H↔H) or super-HB (X⇔Y) compression not only stabilizes the structure but also stores energy by shortening the intramolecular covalent bonds. The X:H tension constrains and the X⇔Y compression fosters explosion.
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in Journal of Molecular Liquids